CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Announced DH Frank Thomas and OF Carl Everett exercised their 2005 contract options. Exercised their 2005 contract option on RHP Shingo Takatsu. Declined to exercise their 2005 contract option C Sandy Alomar Jr.
CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Elarton on a one-year contract.
SEATTLE MARINERS—Retained pitching coach Bryan Price. Named Ron Hassey bench coach.
CHICAGO CUBS—Declined to exercise their 2005 contract options on OF Moises Alou and 2B Mark Grudzielanek.
COLORADO ROCKIES—Announced the 2005 mutual contract option on OF Jeromy Burnitz has been declined by both sides.
HOUSTON ASTROS—Exercised their 2005 contract option on OF Craig Biggio. Declined to exercise their 2005 contract option on INF Jeff Kent.
South Atlantic League
LAKE COUNTY CAPTAINS—Named Arica Kress director of promotions.
National Basketball Association
ATLANTA HAWKS—Waived F Lonny Baxter and F Donnell Harvey.
BOSTON CELTICS—Exercised their 2005 contract option on G Jiri Welsch.
CHICAGO BULLS—Waived F Gary Trent and C Cezary Trybanski.
DALLAS MAVERICKS—Announced the retirement of G Avery Johnson and named him assistant coach.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS—Waived G Brandon Armstrong.
HOUSTON ROCKETS—Waived G Derrick Zimmerman. Signed G Andre Barrett.
INDIANA PACERS—Exercised their 2005 contract option on G Fred Jones. Waived G Rashad Wright, F Randy Holcomb and G Desmon Farmer.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS—Waived G Trajan Langdon, F Kaniel Dickens and F Terence Morris.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS—Waived G Tommy Adams, F Juaquin Hawkins and C Jelani McCoy.
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES—Waived G Anthony Goldwire and F Kasib Powell.
NEW ORLEANS HORNETS—Waived F Tremaine Fowlkes and C Nate Williams.
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Exercised their 2005 contract option on G John Salmons.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS—Waived C Ruben Boumtje Boumtje.
SEATTLE SUPERSONICS—Waived G Mateen Cleaves and G Galen Young.
American Basketball Association
MOTOWN JAMMERS—Named Eric Watson coach and Bill Jones assistant coach.
NEW JERSEY JAGUARS—Named Graham Sampson chief executive officer.
PENNSYLVANIA PIT BULLS—Named Pat Blue assistant coach.
ROCHESTER—Announced the team name will be RazorSharks.
National Basketball Development League
NBDL—Allocated G Clifford Crawford to Fayetteville.
BALTIMORE RAVENS—Signed T Jonathan Ogden to a seven-year contract.
GREEN BAY PACKERS—Re-signed S Julius Curry to the practice squad. Placed S Wendell Williams on injured reserve.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Signed CB Mike Echols to the practice squad. Waived DT Jason Stewart from the practice squad.
Arena Football League
ARIZONA RATTLERS—Signed L Jerry Sharp. Re-signed L Vince Amey.
AUSTIN WRANGLERS—Signed L Marcus McKenzie.
CHICAGO RUSH—Signed OS Henry Douglas and L Riley Kleinhesslink.
GEORGIA FORCE—Signed QB Matt Nagy.
LAS VEGAS GLADIATORS—Signed L Lucas Yarnell.
NEW ORLEANS VOODOO—Signed DS Alvin Porter.
NEW YORK DRAGONS—Signed FB-LB Chin Achebe, L David Ashkinaz, L Marlon Bush, L John McDermott and FB-LB Kevin Clemens.
ORLANDO PREDATORS—Signed OS Jimmy Fryzel.
PHILADELPHIA SOUL—Signed DS Will Hunter.
Atlantic Indoor Football League
AIFL—Announced the resignations of John Fontes and Wayne Fontes, advisory board members.
American Hockey League
AHL—Suspended Rochester D Steve Lingren for two games for is actions in a game on Oct. 24.
LOWELL LOCK MONSTERS—Recalled F Jason Spence from Las Vegas of the ECHL.
Central Hockey League
BOSSIER-SHREVEPORT MUDBUGS—Traded LW Mike Hanson to Odessa for future considerations.
FORT WORTH BRAHMAS—Signed RW Jan Jas.
LUBBOCK COTTON KINGS—Waived D Jeff Barlow.
ECHL—Named Joe Siville assistant director of communications.
GREENVILLE GRRROWL—Suspended F Jon Mirasty indefinitely for leaving the team for unspecified reasons.
JOHNSTOWN CHIEFS—Signed F Evgeny Lazarev and D Paul Lynch. Waived F John Kozoriz.
PENSACOLA ICE PILOTS—Signed F Nick Lindberg.
United Hockey League
PORT HURON BEACONS—Acquired D Ivan Curic from Danbury for a 2005 sixth-round draft pick.
National Lacrosse League
CALGARY ROUGHNECKS—Traded F Brad Dairon to San Jose for F Andrew Biers.
COLORADO MAMMOTH—Re-signed D Brian Reese to a one-year contract.
MINNESOTA SWARM—Signed D Ray Guze.
NCAA—Announced Fairleigh Dickinson, California, Northeastern, Northern Iowa, Radford, Tennessee-Chattanooga and Western Kentucky received certification status.
DELAWARE—Named Judd Lattimore volunteer men's assistant lacrosse coach and Ryan Metzbower men's student assistant lacrosse coach.
WINTHROP—Promoted Kyle DiEduardo to full-time assistant baseball coach.